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What's in the Box!?
by weredawg
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Description

UPDATE: This build has been gutted, parted, and sold.

Built my original PC (the tall guy) in 2011 and have been wanting to make a change for a long time and that time has finally come. All prices are from 2011 with the exception of the components listed in the "New in this build" list.

Went from an ATX form factor to a mini-ITX one. Specs of the old build are here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/weredawg/saved/31ZK Everything with $0.00 means it was transplanted from the previous build.

New in this build: Corsair 250D case, Corsair CX500M PSU, Corsair H100i cooler, and Asus P8Z77-I motherboard

Transplanted from my previous build: Intel i5-2500K CPU, Asus GTX 460 GPU, 1TB Samsung Spinpoint & 2TB WD Green HDDs, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, and 2x 4GB G.Skill Value Series RAM. Also kept my monitor, keyboard, mouse and controller.

This left my first build a gutted Corsair 400R with a Asus P8P67 LE Rev 3.0 motherboard, Asus Xonar DG soundcard, 2x 4GB G.Skill Value Series RAM, Corsair TX650 PSU, Cooler Master Hyper 212+ HSF, an Asus optical drive, and a lot of case fans.

Because it has been so long since I built my original PC it wasn't as smooth going as I'd hope but for a mini-ITX and for only my 2nd go around I say it wasn't bad at all and I'm very pleased with how this turned out. I'm going to manage cables up front (not that I really have to). Can post more pictures later.

Now that the GTX 750Ti are out I feel like replacing my GTX 460 with one, specifically the EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC. I'd also like to replace my RAM with better speeds, timings, etc, and with some nice low profile blue or black heat spreaders. Not sure if I'll replace the stock H100i fans or not yet.

I'm also very glad I went with the CX500M PSU with this build. I don't know how I would've handled all the excess cables that come with my old TX650 PSU.

Part List
Details
Date PublishedMarch 31, 2014
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.3GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
Asus GeForce GTX 460 1GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate675MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate-
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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jaredt [1 Build] 21 points 6 months ago

+1 For the Keyboard alone

 
 
MattP123 12 points 6 months ago

+1 Nice keyboard!

 
 
retep1980 6 points 6 months ago

dat keyboard

 
 
peterb [1 Build] 3 points 6 months ago

How do you like the 250d? It looks awesome.

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 6 months ago

I love it. I knew I had to have it the instant the leaks came out.

 
 
Hakumisoso [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

It looks like the midget relative of the 750d. The 750d is the normal guy. The 350d is the child, and the 900d is the tall guy.

 
 
actechy [4 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

Nice! I agree that 750 Ti would be a good match.

 
 
sepnotic [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Great looking box my friend.

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you. I'm afraid I no longer have the box. Just different parts here and there leftover from this build.

 
 
sepnotic [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

Sorry to hear that. I'm sure you will build another one if the opportunity is available. Hang in there man.

 
 
jsx821 [1 Build] 2 points 4 months ago

For your 250D- I hear it's optimal to run your radiator fans in a push (intake) setup rather than push (exhaust). As this will create positive pressure and naturally exhaust out the back. There's lots of videos on this. Other than that nice build. I've been debating your motherboard or the maximus vi impact for my 250D build.

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 4 months ago

I know that all intake (positive pressure) is the optimal setup but I really wanted my hoses up front and with that configuration I couldn't fit the stock 140mm fan that comes included with the case due to the hoses. Both are great boards. And thanks for the compliment.

PS: I no longer have this build as I have been parting it out for sale. :(

 
 
ztaft [3 Builds] 2 points 3 months ago

I absolutely love these small form factor PC's!!!!!!! Great job +1

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks :)

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

did you just transfer the internals to a small case? I'm not sure I understood

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Basically yes. But left other parts and replaced the ones in the Description above.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

so you only have 1 computer running or you have both?

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Just this one now.

 
 
fsma92 [2 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

kk :D

 
 
CHEEFxKWEEF [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

nicely done ma dude

 
 
Lexar992 1 point 6 months ago

What kind temps are you getting?

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Nothing terrific, but I could probably fix that up. Currently (idle) CPU - 30C GPU - 34C

I actually want to know what's the best way to measure idle and load temps.

 
 
eggplant1337 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

This is exactly what I want to do someday, but from my 300R instead. Nice job!

 
 
Zablo 1 point 6 months ago

Nicolas Cage reference?!

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Brad Pitt reference. Se7en.

 
 
SincerelySigned 1 point 6 months ago

Keyboard is on fire.

 
 
KuruptNightmare [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Really cool build. How challenging if at all was cable management?

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks. Not very actually. I can do a much better job and was actually thinking about re-doing it.

It's just a matter of the order of grouping cables together and tying them up really.

 
 
lightning_thunder 0 points 6 months ago

I think you could have done way better considering the amount of money spent and you could have bought better components

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Everything on the list I bought in 2011 except for the H100i, motherboard, PSU, and case.

 
 
lightning_thunder 0 points 6 months ago

Given that but one thing is you shouldve upgraded the ram, that will boost your fps in gaming and overall performance with higher speed ram, the cpu on the otherhand is old but definitely still worthy of gaming and speed, i would consider upgrading it to a haswell or haswell-e within a year or 2. is your cpu overclocked?

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Not currently but it will be. I'll upgrade the RAM soon hopefully

 
 
linsyschopman 4 points 6 months ago

Upgrading RAM is probably the least important upgrade you can do. High speed RAM does NOT improve gaming at all. from 1333mhz to 1866mhz would only increase FPS by as little as 2-3FPS.

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for the info on this. Yeah, upgrading the RAM's never been a huge priority for me. But if I have the spare cash why not yeah know?

 
 
linsyschopman 2 points 6 months ago

You could better spend that on a new GPU... you need it.

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Oh I know that. Been looking at the latest cards coming out.

 
 
Josh_Grundon 1 point 5 months ago

790 yo ;)

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Ain't got that kind of money.

Plus I'm selling this system so I can buy bikes for my girlfriend and myself.

 
 
Josh_Grundon 1 point 5 months ago

There isn't a 790, I was kidding :p

 
 
weredawg [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Not yet, and there might be one soon: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gtx-titan-black-edition-790,25839.html

Doesn't matter anymore anyways. Selling this build :(

 
 
Josh_Grundon 1 point 5 months ago

Indeed there may, It sucks buddy :(

 
 
Edam -1 points 6 months ago

More importantly, what does the box say?